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Green Flash West Coast IPA - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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Green Flash West Coast IPAGreen Flash West Coast IPA

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

5,989 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 5,989
Reviews: 1,672
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 229
Gots: 574 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
Green Flash Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
95 IBU

(Beer added by: xlperro on 03-26-2005)
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.2%

02-22-2013 18:22:08 | More by ShanePB
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UnclePatches

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

02-22-2013 16:39:48 | More by UnclePatches
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ek_ek

California

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

02-22-2013 07:36:00 | More by ek_ek
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GinDC

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

02-22-2013 00:40:19 | More by GinDC
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GarretD

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

02-21-2013 22:20:54 | More by GarretD
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RumHam

Virginia

4/5  rDev -5.2%

02-21-2013 14:37:39 | More by RumHam
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RudnicsMEB

Colorado

4/5  rDev -5.2%

02-21-2013 04:04:29 | More by RudnicsMEB
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ipc2000

New York

4/5  rDev -5.2%

02-21-2013 04:02:31 | More by ipc2000
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XavierMuskies

Kentucky

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

02-21-2013 01:31:18 | More by XavierMuskies
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MartyO

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

02-21-2013 00:29:21 | More by MartyO
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Pando

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

02-20-2013 19:04:04 | More by Pando
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Azrael


4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

02-20-2013 06:04:33 | More by Azrael
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elcrawl

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

02-20-2013 04:13:43 | More by elcrawl
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SDJason

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

02-20-2013 03:51:46 | More by SDJason
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mjenkins5

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

02-20-2013 02:41:38 | More by mjenkins5
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Dirty25

Germany

4/5  rDev -5.2%

02-19-2013 22:43:27 | More by Dirty25
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VaTechHopHead


3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

02-19-2013 21:16:37 | More by VaTechHopHead
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OUJayhawk1799

Oklahoma

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

02-19-2013 19:33:32 | More by OUJayhawk1799
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huskermike12

Iowa

4/5  rDev -5.2%

02-19-2013 18:25:36 | More by huskermike12
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booyahachieved3

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

02-19-2013 18:25:09 | More by booyahachieved3
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jn84

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -5.2%

02-19-2013 05:30:58 | More by jn84
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

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510a

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

02-19-2013 01:57:55 | More by 510a
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TaySuth

California

3.94/5  rDev -6.6%

Serving Type: Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Dark amber in color with a creamy head of medium density. Head retention was average with medium lacing.

Smell: Nice aroma with hops leading the way. Mostly citrus with a hint of pine. Nice pale malt backing up the hops. Judging by the aroma, I am expecting a well balanced IPA.

Taste: Well balanced indeed. The hops are strong with grapefruit as the most prominent flavor but the malt balances the hops very well. Not enough to overshadow the hops but enough to give the bitterness a backbone. Further into the beer, I am noticing the "hint of pine" building on the palate into a very nice and consistent flavor. Speaking of bitterness, this beer packs a welcome punch of fresh bitterness on the finish. Very nice.

Mouthfeel: Slightly less carbonation than I would have liked to see but the body of the beer is just right with a medium heft to it.

Overall: I found this to be a quality IPA that I would not be opposed to quaffing again but I have had many more IPAs that I feel were better overall beers.

02-19-2013 00:58:21 | More by TaySuth
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stephens101

Oklahoma

4.24/5  rDev +0.5%

You get what you expect as far as the visuals;

a clean, well coiffed froth that keeps its demeanor.

Pale red in color,

the head slowly diminishes.

Oily, fruity and figuratively

I smell it.
I taste it.
I feel it.

it's been done a thousand times.

frankly I can't wait.

02-19-2013 00:24:14 | More by stephens101
Green Flash West Coast IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 5,989 ratings.